Pestalozzi’s Litigation & Arbitration practice group is one of the largest in Switzerland, with experienced teams in both Geneva and Zurich. It has a long-standing reputation for excellence in advising and representing domestic and international clients. The Litigation & Arbitration team advises any type of business (from large international corporations to small and mid-size businesses) as well as private individuals. Foreign States and governmental authorities also regularly call on Pestalozzi’s team to represent their interests in strategic disputes. Pestalozzi’s team focuses on complex commercial, civil, criminal and regulatory disputes of national and international nature before state courts, authorities, and arbitral tribunals, as well as in cross-border bankruptcy and asset recovery proceedings.
The team attracts major work in all industry sectors, including financial services, insurance, energy & commodities, life sciences, industrials (manufacturing and infrastructure), trade & retail, media, IT & telecommunications, and construction. Pestalozzi has a reputation of being one of the most experienced law firms in litigious matters in the commodities business and one of the most skilled law firms in banking litigation and financial investigations. The team covers all aspects of litigation, arbitration (including acting as arbitrators), white collar and internal investigations, bankruptcy and composition proceedings, enforcement of debts, foreign judgments, and foreign arbitral awards, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).